Iceland is, indeed, a land of contrasts, and nowhere is this more evident than in the country’s north. Iceland’s second-largest urban area, the charming Akureyri (pictured), is located in the country’s longest fjord, the mild-weathered Eyjafjörður. This region of Iceland’s long valleys and peninsulas are interspersed with mountains, lava fields and smooth hills carved out by rivers. Near the Arctic Circle, the summer midnight sun is simply stunning.
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